When winter comes, the mutants gather . . . They have always lived in the shadows, on the fringes of normal society. Ignored, shunned, they survived in their own invisible clans, using their extraordinary psychic abilities to shield themselves from the intolerance, bigotry, and hatred of the normals – until now . . . The first mutant leader to emerge into the light of public life demanding equality has been savagely murdered. Finding her assassin has become the obsession of one courageous group of mutants. There is Michael, torn between loyalty to his clan and his love for a normal. Melanie, denied her mutant heritage by a cruel trick of genetic fate. And Jena, willing to use her psychic powers and mutant sexuality to get what she wants most. As society faces the explosive implications of radical evolution and as inner rivalries threaten to tear the clan apart, the mutants must find a way to protect their identities, their lovers – and their very lives.
The Collected Stories Volume 3: Something Wild is Loose (1969 – 1972) Winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Robert Silverberg is one of the all time greats of science fiction. A professional writer for more than half a century, his short story output has been prolific and exceptional in quality. This series of nine volumes will collect all of the short stories and novella-length that SF Grand Master Silverberg wants to take their place on the permanent shelf. Each volume will be roughly 150,000-200,000 words, with classics and lesser known gems alike. The author has also graced us with a lengthy introduction and extensive story notes for each tale. Contents: Something Wild is Loose In Entropy’s Jaws The Reality Trip Going Caliban Good News from the Vatican Thomas the Proclaimer When We Went to See the End of the World Push No More The Wind and the Rain Some Notes on the Pre-Dynastic Epoch The Feast of St. Dionysus What We Learned from This Morning’s Newspaper The Mutant Season Caught in the Organ Draft Many Mansions